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CM clears three projects for 2010 Games

The Delhi government’s Expenditure Finance Committee on Monday cleared three projects of Rs 37 crore to improve the infrastructure in the Capital ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

The Delhi government’s Expenditure Finance Committee on Monday cleared three projects of Rs 37 crore to improve the infrastructure in the Capital ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

During a meeting here,Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit gave her nod for the construction of a DTC parking lot at an estimated cost of Rs 10.49 crore near IP Power Station along the Ring Road. “The work would be completed within eight months. This parking lot is essential to accommodate the buses which are being procured for use during the mega sports event,” Dikshit said.

Another amount of Rs 16.37 crore has been sanctioned for the widening of approaches for Road Over Bridges (ROBs) in Keshavpuram in Northwest Delhi.  “For this purpose,the city government would have to purchase land from Haryana government for which Rs 9.15 crore would be released,” Dikshit added. 

The Committee also sanctioned Rs 10.22 crore for strengthening of a 4,200-metre long section of main carriageway of Sri Anandmayee Road catering to Okhla Industrial Road area towards Faridabad. “The construction work would ensure smoothening of traffic volume on the road as it leads to Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range which will be used during Commonwealth Games,” Dikshit said.

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